On 5 July 2023, Amira Moghnieh was allegedly murdered by her ex-husband. The current rate of domestic violence-related homicides is alarming.
This devastating incident has once again brought attention to the issue of domestic violence and the importance of ensuring the safety of all parties involved. Your safety, and the safety of your children, is paramount especially when in the circumstances of child changeovers. These exchanges can be particularly challenging and dangerous in relationships involving domestic violence. The vulnerability of this situation demands careful consideration and proactive measures to ensure the safety of all parties involved.
Proactive measures which can be taken when impacted by domestic violence
It is crucial to engage in proactive measures to ensure the safety of you and your children during changeovers. The implementation of changeovers in a public setting, equipped with surveillance cameras, facilitates a secure environment for families impacted by domestic violence.
Public places, such as community centres, shopping centres, police stations, or supervised visitation centres, can play a vital role in providing a safe environment for child changeovers. These locations are often equipped with surveillance cameras, which can help deter abusive behaviour and ensure accountability. This also serves to provide you peace of mind and help alleviate stress and anxiety surrounding the changeover and contact with the other parent.
The tragic incident in Bexley serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need to address domestic violence and prioritise the safety of families, especially during child changeovers. By implementing proper safety measures and raising awareness about the importance of these measures, we can strive towards a society where families affected by domestic violence can find solace and security during these vulnerable moments.
For more information about safety measures that can be incorporated into your family law agreement or Orders please contact us 1300BILSON or BOOK ONLINE.